Apr 15, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (32) drives the ball past Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agent Rumors: O.J. Mayo A “Big” Target For Minnesota Timberwolves


Dallas Mavericks guard O.J. Mayo currently holds an early termination option in his contract, an option that he is expected to exercise, making him an unrestricted free agent this Summer. The option would pay Mayo just over $4 million dollars for the upcoming season and given Mayo’s desire to cash in on a long term deal, a return to Dallas seems unlikely as the Mavericks appear dead set on bringing in a big name free agent either this Summer or next.

So with Dallas seemingly out of the picture, enter the Minnesota Timberwolves who according to 1500 ESPN Twin Cities have grand intentions for the former USC Trojan.

Per 1500 ESPN:

A source close to the situation reiterated what was reported in this space two weeks ago: guard O.J. Mayo is a big-time free agent priority this summer for the Wolves. Interestingly, depending on your view, there is no free agent buzz involving the Wolves and guard Kevin Martin. He played for Wolves coach Rick Adelman in Houston.

Mayo, at least from an efficiency standpoint, had one of the best seasons of his short career this past year in Dallas but a cramped backcourt in Minnesota would need to be alleviated before Mayo made his way north.

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